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it's not hollywood, it's india. we look the latest outsrcing trend that's turning into a blockbuster h for bollywood. >> pau i'm paul kangas >> susie: and i'susie gharib. th is nightly business report for friday, august8. "nightly business rert" is made ssible by: is program was made possible by contributio to your pbs station from viewersike you. thanyou. t 7//& >> susie: good eveningveryone. people didn't ea more money in ly, but they spent a bit mor and economists wcomed the news. the small pop in snding, just 0. is thanks to the "cash for clunkers" program. personal income waunchanged last month accordi to a report today from theommerce department. the big question now iwhether frugal consumers will ep spending, even when th government'stimulus programsnd. scott gurveyeports. >> reporr: it was quiet today at the hyundai dealershiin jersey city. when you d beneath the heline that said consumer spending was up in jul you quickly discer that without the cash for clunkers progra spending was fla in fact, spending on nonurable goods decled for the month indicating tt consumers buying
later, what kind of policing do you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india's place are abusive and failing at their job. a hollywood actress takes send moo on the road. >> cinema is for everybody and everywhere. we are knowing how few opportunities there are for people to realize how incredibly wise cinema is. >> hello. a secretive come nist state with nuclear ambitions which has been playing fast and loose with the rest of the world. today they have been playing host to bill clinton, the most senior visitor in a decade. he met north korean leader, kim jong-il and secured a pardon for the journalists arrested. we have this report from washington. >> bill clinton arrived in north korea in an unmarked jet. he carried with him the hopes of american diplomacy in a very dangerous corner of the world. mr. clinton met kim jong-il, north korea's mysterious leader. it is an extraordinary noment. there hasn't been a visit to pyongyang by such a high profile american in years. >> this obviously is a very sensitive topic. we will hope to provide some more detail at a later poin
the same everywhere, do aly everywhere, very rapidly, i mentioned egypt is growing, china is growing, india is growing, india is an interesting case as well. win india became independent in 1490 -- 48, in 48, india chose the economic model which was extremely popular at that time, closed border state controlling the industry, you couldn't start a new business, even a small business without the state authorization, and this was supposed to bring india out of poverty. between 1991, was 1%. this was so predictable, so constant, so regular, that economists in india called that the into rate of growth, as if 1% was rted in the indian or hindu culture. in 1991, the finance minister decided to open the border to welcome foreign investments to a certain extent, to the license system, and india is growing 5%, 6%, 7% according to the year. i mentioned in the a because it is less known, what happened in china, i will not elaborate. one of the miracles which is not a miracle,ust an application of sound principle and good economic policy, shows that the cost share, religion, civilization is not a key fa
him about 18 days to make the passage from lasa to india, and during that time, president eisenhower received radio reports from the c.i.a. director, every other day. charting the progress of the tibetans, the c.i.a. had managed to train and put in place some agents, who could accompany the dalai lama on a very hazardous journey through the mountains, and eisenhower was in almost realtime getting information about what was happening. thanks to geshae. geshae was brought down to washington to a safe house in georgetown to translate the radio reports coming out of tibet about the dalai lama and his movement. once he was safely out, a full fledged guerrilla operation began. i think the tibetan national uprising in which some 85,000 tibetans lost their lives, was probably the high watermark of that resistance. many of the weapons that had been flown into tibet and parachuted down to the himalayas came as a result of the american support operation. the dalai lama himself never personally sanctioned this violence. in fact, he was very dubious and for a long time, the united states is the c
>>> tonight on "worldfocus" -- >> in india, swine flu has triggered a wave of panic with schools, theaters and shopping malls shutting down. tonight we investigate the health threat there and elsewhere. is the flu fear justified? >>> glimmer of hope. surprising numbers show germany and france have pulled out of recession. could the rest of europe be far behind? and what does that mean for the u.s. economy? >>> as secretary of state clinton meets with the first woman president of liberia, we look at the women's movement in that west african country. a force so strong, it drove a dictator from power. >>> and we continue our look at the impact of climate change on remote lands. traveling to cambodia to meet the monks out to save a forest one tree at a time. >>> good evening, i'm martin savidge. we are going to start here tonight with a subject that has a lot of people here and throughout the world increasingly concerned as we heard towards fall that. subject is the h1n1 swine flu virus, which according to the world health organization has killed just under 1,500 people worldwide. ri
blast. >>> still one more note about terrorism tonight. india's prime minister says that he has "credible information" -- his words -- that militant groups in pakistan are planning new attacks on his country. last november, 166 people were killed in mumbai in an operation apparently conceived and organized in pakistan. >>> the talk of india today was the detention over the weekend by customs officials at newark airport of one of india's most famous actors, shah rukh khan. khan is a muslim and his name came up on a computer alert list. many indians like gayatri goswami of mumbai expressed outrage. she writes -- "the detention was shameful. the u.s. shoulapologize. they better." but others were much more understanding. one indian man implored his countrymen. wake up, india. wake up. it's time for tight security. i would appreciate it if india takes similar actions against each and every person who enters and exits india. >>> and another sign tonight that the global recession seems to be ending. at least the worst of it. japan, the world's second largest economy, announced today th
too many of india's police are abuse and failing at their jobs. >> parts of india have been modernizing past. the police force is still antiquated, ill-equipped and underresourced and under real pressure to fight crime. that's why some offices are cutting corners. >> and it's the people's photo shoot. why one of britain's top celebrity snappers is turning his camera on a thousand members of the public. >> hello to you. right now north korea's state news agency is reporting the country's leader kim jung il has issued a special pardon to two jailed american journalists, sentenced to 12 years hard labor for crossing the border from china illegally. now, this in the midst of a surprise trip to north korea by former u.s. president bill clinton and an historic meeting with the country's reclusive and its believed ailing leader. mr. clinton also met with two american journalists, laura ling and euna lee in what's being described as a very emotional meeting. these two women have been held in pyongyang since march. they had already begun serving a 12-year sentence with hard labor. le
>>> tonight "worldfocus" -- >> in india, swine flu has triggered aave ofpanic with schools, theaters an shopping is the flu fear justified? >>> glimmerof hope. surprisingumbers show germany and france have pulled out of recession. coulthe rest of europe be far behind? and what does that mean for the u.s. economy? >>>as secretary of state clinton meets with the first woman presidt of liberia,we ok at the womes movement in thatest african country. a force so strong, it drove a dictator fm power. >>> and we cntinue our look at the impact of climate change on mote lands. traveling to cambodia toeet the monks out to save a forest one treet a time. >>> good ening, i'm marti savidge. we are going to starhere night with a subject that ha a lot of people re and throughout the world increasingly concern aswe ard towards fall that. subject is the h1n1 swine f virus, which according to the world health oanization has kied just under 1,500 people worldwide. rit now it's spreading through india th its vast and densely packedopulation, to use the words of "the new york tes." it has been c
's elections. what do india and china think? massive rescue efforts in taiwan, hundreds are still unaccounted for. clinton in africa and the perils of being one half of the world's most influential couple. >> you want me to tell you what my husband thinks? >> also in this hour, a new colonialism, or just common sense. a special report on liberia. come back cooled off, michael shoemaker is forced out of a formula one return. this is 7:00 a.m. in washington, mid day here in london, half past 7:00 in the evening rangoon. the pro-democracy leader there has been found guilty of violating her house arrest. she was sentenced to an additional 18 months confinement. the sentence has drawn condemnation from europe. there is the word from india and china. she was convicted of allowing an american man to stay there after he swam there uninvited. >> please insure that nothing would except -- disrupt the trial of the most famous war and -- famous woman in burma. she is a symbol of democracy. her supporters had hoped that she would be freed. a guilty verdict means that she is going back to house arrest for
to death in india for planting bombs that killed 52 in the city of mumbai in 2003. all three were convicted last week six years after bombs exploded at the gateway of india monument in the main corridor. our correspondent there reports now. >> the attack in mumbai in august 2003 was the victim. the bombs were planted inside two taxis. one detonated as -- at the city's main jewelry market at the height of the business hour, leaving behind a trail of destruction. the second at the city's main landmark. it was the gateway of india. more than 50 people were killed and nearly 180 wounded. last week, a special anti-terror court convicted this man, his wife, and usherethis person of planting the bombs. they stood in court as the judge handed them the death penalty. all three have pleaded not guilty and are expected to appeal against the sentence. their trial took place in high security and under a powerful anti-terrorism law that no longer exists. prosecutors argued that the bombings were carefully planned and were an act of extreme brutality. all three deserved the harsh sentence, they said. the
systems around the world. tonight we take a look at india. and residents of a new jersey town are outraged over a possible visit by bolivia's leader, gadhafi. this is a honda pilot. and this is the all- new chevy traverse. it has more cargo space than pilot, including the most space behind the third row. and traverse beats honda on highway gas mileage too. more fuel efficient and 25% more room. maybe traverse can carry that stuff too. the all new chevy traverse. america's best crossover. >>> the area home to many relatives of the victims of the pan am flight of the 103 bombing. last week, the only man convicted in that attack which killed over 200 people was set free. he received a heroes welcome. >> three weeks ago, he came home to find his fence gone, a dozen of histories chopped down, and fast at work at store. maybe 40 vehicles inside that property. >> reporter: when the libby yan leader attends the assembly next month, in the community of even gel wood, new jersey, the libby yan community refuses to comment. and the terrorists to be in our neighborhood. >> he lives just a few miles aw
in print. one of the documentaries we did was in india. it was a very interesting story that we are going to go with that had to do with a group of women in a little village who had organized themselves and built a road to their village. these were women who had taught themselves how to do this work, and then confronted the men and ended up getting the men to pay them for the work. we decided that was a story we cannot do on radio, because no one spoke english. we did all the interviews the translation and reviewed all the tapes and said we just cannot put this on air, because people will be listening to half an hour of language they do not understand. >> how have you found your time being spent, now that you do this plus your column? >> audio and radio work is very time-consuming. there are lots of things to pull together. probably the last year i have spent more time doing audio work than anything else. this year i suspect i will flip a little bit and devote more time to print. i am about to start working on a new book as well. >> what is it about? >> i wrote a book close to 15 years ag
countries - brazil, russia and india. the bric four was actually once expected to reshape the global economy. but in today's extraordinary climate, that seems like wishful thinking in better times. this is the growth expected from china; while in neighbouring india, the economic fundamentals are also strong. but brazil has stumbled with no clear growth expected until 2010; and as for russia - over reliant on high commodity prices it now risks the spectre of high inflation and high unemployment. and the bric fault lines don't only concern numbers. for its members are fierce competitors and serious mistrust abounds - which is a barrier to enhancing trade and economic cooperation. >>zweig: well the chinese don't trust the indians at all. the indians don't trust the chinese. the 1962 border war seared, forever seared, the brains of indian policy makers. brazilian businessmen complain, over the last couple of years that china came - hu jintao the leader of china visited - promised all kinds of money, left - and then everybody said, where's the money? >>reporter: it's one of those strange historic
be off the on markets like india in particularly actually. >> mark, this is christine again. one story we're focusing on, china's wealth fund, cic to buy u.s. mortgages. what does it say about the chinese appetite for u.s. trishes, and is this an ideal investment for the chinese? >> gee, i didn't see that news headline. i would say $2 billion isn't a lot of money for china. it's a lot of money for the rest of us but not for china. the chinese have been very explicit they want to take advantage of the weak prices globally to make acquisitions. they've been trying to make acquisitions in resources around the world. i don't read anything huge into it. sorry, christine, not one way or the other. >> thanks for joining and sharing your thoughts with us. mark matthews and aaron snipe. >>> banker bonuses under attack from all sides in the u.k. chancellor alstair darling told the sunday times he will change the law to ensure compensation is not paid to employees whose actions put banks at risks. the comments come with reports from bar clays is offering a massive package for several employees being
of pakistan's neighbors, and i think of india. what do you make of india's stopping that ship? all we know right now is that they found, like, 60,000 pounds of sugar. they are still looking at it, but what do you make of india stopping that north korean ship? >> india is imposing the security council resolution, and i think it is a very positive sign. india has been very cooperative with us, and they had very many parallel interests with respect -- they have a very many parallel interests with respect to terrorism and with respect to the nuclear danger -- they have very many parallel interests. greta: am i wrong to be suspicious that north korea might have been being a little coy? because sending that ship off in the direction that they did, knowing that someone was likely to stop it, and having 16,000 tons of sugar sort of makes the stopping country look, well, wrong, for one. >> nobody knows what the north koreans have on the ships. if north korea, a country that has no significant economy, that has no close relations with any other country in the economic field, if they can get away wit
by customs oicials at newark aiort of one of india's most famous actors, sharukh khan. khan is a muslim and his ne came uon a computer alert list. many indians likgayatri goswami of mumbai expresd outrage. she writes -- he detention was shameful. the u.s. sulapologize. they better." but others wermuch more undersnding. one indian man implored hi countrymen wake up, india. wake u it time for tight security. i would appreciate iif india takes milar actions against each and every person whenters and exits dia. >>> and another si tonight that t global recession seems to be ending. at leasthe worst of it. japan, the world's second largeseconomy, announced today that its economyrew at an annual rate of 3.7% in t cond quarter. helped along by an increase exportto china. you'll recall that the econoes ofermany and france also rebounded ring the last quarter. spite all of this though, stock markets fell srply around theorld today. >>> and now to the middle ea ident hosni mubak is in washinon for high-level talks with obama admintration officials. and amera has a lot riding on mubarak. the united
says too many of india place are abusive and filing at thei job. hollywood actss takes send moo on e rd. >> cinema is for everybody and everhere. we are knowing how few opportunits there are for people realize how incredibly wise cinema is. >> hello. a secretive come nist ate with nucar ambitis which has be playing fast and lse th the rest of the wld. today they have been pying ho to bilclinton, the most senior visitor in a dade. he metnorth korean leader, kim jong-il and secured a rdon for the journalist aested. we have this report from waington. >> bill inton arrived in north korea in an unmard jet. he carried with him the hopes of ameriniplomacy in a very dangerous rner of the world. . clinton m kim jong-il, north korea's mysterio leer. it is an extordinary noment. there hasn'tbeen a visit to pyongyang by such a hh profile american in years. >> this obviouslys a vy seitive topic. we wilhope to provide some moreetail at a later point. >> aer the meeting, a sudden annocement. kijong-il ha issued a special pardon to the two imprisoned american journalists. they had been arreed on nort
to come to the rescue but ended up in the hospital. >>> and india's biggest movie star questioned at a u.s. airport for over an hour which is now becoming an international incident. every day special.ke fancy feast introduces an entirely new way to celebrate any moment. fancy feast appetizers. simple high quality ingredients like wild alaskan salmon, white meat chicken, or seabass and shrimp in a delicate broth, prepared without by-products or fillers. new fancy feast appetizers. celebrate the moment. new fancy feast appetizers. >>> welcome back. these are the latest headlines from abc news. the florida panhandle is being pounded by heavy rain as claudette came ashore overnight near ft. walton beach. it'll move inland toward alabama later today. >>> forecasters are keeping an eye on ana and bill which are gaining strength in the atlantic. neither of these storms is expected to make landfall. >>> and president obama may drop his demand for a government-run health insurance option, a move that could alienate some liberal democrats but gain republican support. >>> well, chicago rest depths
this morning, i'm guessing. >>> people in india are getting the keys to the cheapest car in the world. how i remember this. what does it mean for the u.s. auto industry. clark howard breaks down how the new car might help your wallet in the future. >> the nano car, the world's cheapest automobile is now in people's driveways in india. this car you can buy in india for $2500. that's right a full four-door car seats four people you like a fifth you don't, is now available and selling like crazy. you may wonder, why am i telling you about a car that's only available in india? big news, this car just passed the european union safety and crash test, a car somewhat similar to ours and europeans are already buzzing they're going to be able to buy a car, even with the modifications for european will end up being somewhere around $3500. what about us? i want you to know, for us, this is a clear trend that we are going to see, in the next few years, cars cheaper than you ever imagined, about the price of a motorcycle. i'm clark howard. for more ways to save, go to cnn do cn cnn.come/clarkhoward. >> cl
looking at 8% this year. >> this year. so maybe up to 9, maybe -- >> well,. >> and india is doing the same, do you think or is that -- >> i don't know. mi far less familiar with what is going on. but i think having had the election in india which the first time has given them a pretty strong mandate in the government, i think they will be able to move ahead much more easily than in the past where there have been so many political factions fighting to try and be on top of things. so i think india has the ability now to get into much stronger position than it was in beforehand. >> most people look at india and china as leading the economic recovery. and perhaps brazil coming in and then the united states and they see europe lagging. >> well, i would agree with you about this. china, india, brazil. i think they are already showing it. they are already goinging that far. 9 united states knew far better than i how things are going. but you still see both in the united states and in europe news of job layoffs and although the financial sector seems to be in less bad shape, let's put it that way,
blake and i were in india recently and the indians are a major factor in the region. they're the dominant power. improveb -- improving u.s.-indian relations ha been a continual goal of the last three u.s.strations, all which i think have been successful in that regard, starting with president clinton's trip in 2000. i will keep the indians fully informed and i have an indian counterpart who i keep fully informed in india. >> ok. going to open it up. [unaudible question] >> i'm not going to stand so i don't block the cameras. >> please identify yourself. >> martha raddatz from abc news. ambassador holebook i know you want to talk about the civilian side of this. >> but you don't? >> but the security is so intergind. tell me how that is affecting what you're trying to do, what kind of a hindrance that is, what hads to happen in order for you to succeed and as part of that i want to sigh that a lot of people i talk to, civilians in afghanistan complain that they really can't go outside the wire in certain areas because of the security. >> you mean the americans? >> yes. >> le
. they looked at the impact of floods in countries like india and parts of asia, what it would have on neighboring countries. guest: if you think about water as our most important life support system and the vehicle through which we'll feel the impacts of climate change whether it's drought, desertification, seasonality of rivers, where before they ran year-round, all of that is going to change the world as we know it. host: we will get to viewer phone calls in a moment. i want to give folks a look at some of what blue august is about on planet green this month. here's a look. >> the ocean needs our help. time is running out. >> people have heard about global warming for years but it is only the past five years that experts really understood that carbon dioxide is causing problems for the oceans as well. what is worrisome it has not been on the radar. >> in a few decades it will profoundly altered oceans chemistry, rapidly making the water more acidic. >> scientists have demonstrated that if we continue to pollute as we are now, the ocean as said it will double by the end of the cen
's main landmark, the gateway of india. more than 50 people were killed and nearly 180 were wounded. last week, a special court convicted two men and a woman of planting the bombs. outside, the main prosecution lawyer had this to say. >> this decision is very important and it will send a strong signal to anyone who wants to engage in this kind of illegal activity costing the lives of the innocent population. >> a judge handed them the death penalty. all three have pleaded not guilty and are expected to appeal against the sentence. their trial took place in high security and under a powerful anti-terrorism law that no longer exists. prosecutors argued that the bombings were carefully planned arab -- and or an act of extreme brutality. all three deserve the harsh sentence, they said. the bombings were said to be in retaliation of anti-muslim riots in 2002. all three are said to be members of a pakistani militants group accused of carrying out last year's mumbai attacks, which has increased friction between india and pakistan. >> just a footnote there, pakistan issued a global alert for 13 s
has new confirmed more than 1,000 deaths from h1n1 swine flu worldwide. on monday india confirmed its first death, a teenage girl in the city of puna. that caused pan ig among people cuing -- que -- queuing outside the hospital. and a man who killed four people including himself ate women's exercise class in pennsylvania spoke about crimes on his web site. and a patient at an addiction center in india -- in china has been beaten to death by his counselors. >>> a former military commander has told the bbc palestinian children are routinely mistreated while in custody. >> many palestinian children throw stones at some time or another, many to vent frustration alt the occupation of their homes on the west bank. the targets? israeli soldiers. israeli soldiers have come right to the barrier now to throw their gas cannisters. people all around us have just disappeared, run away from the spoke smoke. over there you can see the palestinian children are continuing to throw stones. when stones are thrown, a military raid often follows. usually late at night as you see in this footage we obtaine
swine flu worldwide. this week, india confirmed its first death, a teenage girl. the announcement led to panic and scuffle. a new trial started in moscow over the killing of the investigative journalist, a staunch critic of the kremlin. the retrial was necessary after an overturned acquittal of the three men accused of involvement in the killing. huge crowds turned out in the philippines as they paid their last respects to be former president. she led the power up writing in 1986. an indian court sentenced two men and women to death for their part in the mumbai bombings of 2003 which killed 52 and injured hundreds. investigators said that all three had links to a pakistan- based terrorist group. more details from delhi. >> the attack in 2003 was devastating. bombs were planted inside two taxis. one detonated at the city's main jewelry market at the height of the business hours, leaving behind a trail of destruction. the second of the mainland parks, the gateway of india. more than 50 people were killed, and nearly 118 wounded. last week, courts convicted the three suspects of planting
. the second, at the city's main ndmark, the gateway of india. more than 50 people we killed and nearly 0 were wounded. last week, a special court nvicted two men and a woman of pnting the bombs. outside, the main prosecution lawyer had this to say >> this decision is very important anit will send a strong signalo anye wo wants to engage in this kind of illelactivity costing the lives of the innoct population. > a judge handed them the death penalty. all three have plead not guilty andre expected to appeal againsthe sentence. their trial took place in high serity and under a poweul anti-terrorism law that no nger exists. prosecuts argued that the bombings were carefully planned arab -- and orn act of extreme brutality. all three deserve e harsh sentence, ty said. the bombings were saido be in retaliati of anti-muslim riots in 2002. all threare said to be members of a pakiani militants group accused of carrying out last year's mumbai aacks, whichas increased iction between india and pakistan. >> jt a footnote ther kistanssued a global alert or 13 suspects in connection with last year's mumbai a
. the other was that the main landmark, the gateway to india. more than 50 were killed, nearly 180 wounded. last week, a special court connected -- convicted three individuals of plotting bombings. outside court, the main prosecution lawyer had this to say. >> this decision is very important and will give us [inaudible] illegal activity, taking the lives of the innocent. >> today, the judge handed out the death penalty. all three pled not guilty, and are expected to appeal the sentence. they're trying to place under high security and a powerful anti-terrorism law that no longer exists. prosecutors argued that the bombings were carefully planned and an act of extreme brutality. all three deserve the hearts sentence, they say. the bombings were said to be retaliation for anti-muslim riots in 2002. all three are said to be members of a band pakistani militant group accused of carrying out last year's mumbai attacks, which led to increased tension between india and pakistan. >> just a footnote, pakistan has asked the international police agency interpol to issue a global alert for 13 suspects
. schools and colleges have closed for a week in india posit commercial capital mumbai to contain the spread of swine flu. officials say centimos will also shut. mumbai -- the worst affected in india where 11 of the country's 15 swine flu deaths occurred. a leading member of khmer rouge there ruled cambodia in the 1970's asked for harshest punishment at his trial for war crimes of murder. he tells the united nations- backed tribunal that he accepted responsibility for the sorrow and suffering of the 1 million cambodian people who lost husbands and wives. militants in northern afghanistan attacked a government building, killing a district police chief and at least one of his offices. the assault happened in the province where violence has increased in recent months. reports say the attackers struck before dawn with small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. starting a long gun battle. erin is here, so it is that time. we can look ahead to your business report. there are figures coming out -- a statement coming out of the fed in new york. >> the interest rate decision. but all expectations is i
. >>> india has launched the first nuclear submarine to be built entirely in the country. india is only the sixth country in the world to have a nuclear fuel submarine. the prime minister said it would become increasingly relevant to indian security. >>> "amazingly different" is the way that secretary gates described iraq during a recent visit. he praised the security situation after seeing how the american troops are adapting to their non-combat role. we have this report from baghdad. >> robert gates came to iraq to hear firsthand how the 130,000 soldiers or adapting to their new, supporting role in the country. they are taking their cue from the iraqi commanders. they are shifting their focus from combat training. >> between now and the end of 2011, all u.s. troops are scheduled to depart iraq. we have a number of important milestones to achieve. that includes bear, and secure elections, and a national government, and continued drawdown of u.s. forces leading to a change of mission in august of 2010. >> august of 2010 is when the pentagon wants a complete stop to u.s. combat missions
-- question was on the geography between pakistan and india. is it critical that the united states try to play a role? that's on really problematic with respect to the indians in terms of defusing tensions between india and pakistan. is that outside 9 postal -- the portfolio of this group? >> it is outside the portfolio of my job. on the other hand, i am in constant touch with the indians. i met with the indians continually. the new ambassador in washington and i have had dinner recently and she and i are in close touch. i go to indio whenever the schedule permits. i stress we're completely transparent. the secretary of state and my close colleague assistant secretary for south asia, central asian affairs bob blake and i were in india recently and the indians are a major factor in the region. they're the dominant power. improveb -- improving u.s.-indian relations ha been a continual goal of the last three u.s.strations, all which i think have been successful in that regard, starting with president clinton's trip in 2000. i will keep the indians fully informed and i have an indian counterpart w
doctrine? >>> and, star crossed. one of the world's biggest movie stars, the tom cruise of india, held for questioning at an american airport. he says it's because he's a muslim. it's become an international muslim. it's become an international incident. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. for people in florida, and all along the atlantic and gulf coasts, this has been a quiet hurricane season. since june, nothing. but now, all of a sudden, there are three storms out there, and they are all gaining strength. tropical storms ana and bill have formed in the atlantic, and tropical storm claudette is poised to hit the panhandle of florida tonight. abc's jeffrey kofman is there. >> reporter: what a different a day or two can make. on friday, this hurricane season with a nonstarter. suddenly, this weekend, three tropical storms formed, one of them popped up overnight in the gulf of mexico and now making landfall here on the florida panhandle. >> i think in the end, this is a warning shot. the gulf is more prime than usual for intensification this year. >> reporter: the sleepy hu
,. >> and indias doing the same, do youhink or is that -- >> ion't know. mi far les familiar with what is going on but i think havi had the election inndiahich the first time has giv them a pretty strg mandate in the governmenti think they will be able to move ahe much me easily than in the past wre there have been so many political factions fighting to try and be on top of thing so i think india hashe ability noto get into much stronger position than it was in befehand. >> most people look at india and china as leading the economicecovery. and perhaps brazil coming i and then the united states and they see eure lagging. >> well, i wouldgree with yoabout this. ina, india, bzil. i thi they are already showing it. they a already goinging that far. 9 united states knew far better than i h things are ing. but you still see bo in the united stas and europe news of j layoffs andlthough theinancial sector seems to be in less bad shape, let's put it that way, the realconomy, one hopes against hope that things a going to look better. but you still kee reading about job layoffs. and until that allyurns,
to be authenticated. >> who knew there was such a record? >> in india it's a big hon tore break so -- honor to break some of these records. several times an hour we're bringing you the big picture of the big stories of the day. >>> now our big picture has a theme song to go with it thanks to jonathan mann. he's writing a song a day and we were lucky enough that he agreed to write one for us. listen. ♪ you'll say no way from 3:00 to 5:00 it's a no brainer ♪ ♪ the big picture, the big picture ♪ >> pretty good. it's not the theme to "dallas" or "falcon crest" but he wrote that in all of one day, and of his songs, he basically does them in a day. you can see whatever song you want at rockcookiebottom.com. one of these days we'll have jonathan on to focus on why he focused onorly, but i think i know why. >> i love his intensity. i love the disco effect. very appropriate for us because we're -- >> you are a disco lady, aren't you? >> we're disco king and queen. john travolta and olivia newton. >>> just ahead sarah palin and those strange comments about death panels. it's part of today's face-off.
's left hundreds dead. >>> plus, anger boiling over in india right now at the way one of the country's biggest stars was treated by u.s. immigration officials we're learning new details right now of the incident that's grown to a real international controversy. i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's commander for breaking news, politics, and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> he's been focusing like a laser beam on health care reform, but for a brief time today, president obama put america's servicemen and women front and center speaking at the convention in phoenix and vowing more money and help for vets struggling to deal with life after combat. let's go to our senior white house correspondent, ed henry. what was the president's basic message to the vets? >> reporter: urging more patience in afghanistan, a war that has been going almost eight years, the president telling me that the fighting is fierce, that the u.s. will not defeat the tlaliban overnight. out here on the streets of the convention center, some of the groups that used to stalk preside
, israel, india and pakistan, they are not bound by the treaty, but iran is. iran violated that treaty in approximate a series of approximate a series of differen iran has been sanctioned by the united nations for those violations. the sanctions are too weak to cause a change in iran's behavior, but at least it it demonstrates iran has violated the treaty responsibilities. the fact is that while iran has the right to develop electricity from nuclear power plants, they are flaring their natural gas they could generate electricity for a couple kilo watt. >> host: why are they? >> guest: they have no way to export it, liquiified natural gas plant to markets. >> host: back to afghanistan, full page, photograph for afghans, a new test of democracy, their presidential election. their elections are coming up in 10 days, i believe august 20th. what are your hopes for the election? >> guest: a fair and free election would be outstanding step toward building afghanistan as a state. i can't tell you that i'd vote for this candidate or that can d candidate? >> host: is karz ai the best candid
now in india. people say this is totally outrageous. but some are saying perhaps it's a bit cynical, but was some of this drummed up to promote his new documentary? so what do you think? i think i'll go with the basic package. good choice. only meineke lets you choose the brake service that's right for you. and save 50% on pads and shoes. meineke. >>> welcome back to the most news in the morning. milwaukee's mayor is home from the hospital this morning. tom barrett was admitted over the weekend after being attacked at the state fair by a length of steel pipe. it happened when the mayor came to the aid of a woman screaming for help. he suffered a fractured hand along with cuts and bruises. >>> the wife of south carolina governor mark sanford is opening up in the latest issue of "vogue." she's willing to forgive her husband after he confessed with an extra-marital affair with an argentinian woman but the ball is in his court if he wants to save her marriage. she never thought her husband would do anything like that because the person she married was, quote, centered on a core of moral
. and also, how about this? an idea to curb an explosion in population growth in india. guess what the idea is. >> yeah, this is one that you wouldn't think about. we'll tell you what it is coming up. 24 minutes after the hour. ♪ >>> well, could shows like letterman and conan be considered birth control? well, india's health minister thinks so. he's out with startling advice about sex this morning. we'll let sarah take it from there. we're all curious, what's this all about? >> reporter: well, john and kiran, there are a lot of people laughing at this idea of using television as a way to keep people from making babies here in india, but the population issue is a big one here. just take an idea about this. listen, india has more than three times the number of people as the u.s. crammed into about 1/3 of the space. so as you might imagine, the population growth and population control are a big deal because of resources, the environment, and also just the standard of living. but let's just hear what people and how people reacted to this latest idea of using television to keep people from hav
this year. dell hopes china and india will drive revenue growth next year. it looks like we are up big on those earnings reports. good news there. dell enjoying nearly 8.5% higher. hank greenberg tells cnbc that there's no truth that he's leading a grew buyback for aig. aig rose 26% on tuesday on reports of reaching out to determine how to run the company. well, you can get more news, videos and blogs online at cnbc.com. ross. >> still to come on today's program, as well, deflation unemployment hit record highs in japan. we'll assess the likelihood of the land slide victory and what it means to investors. the u.s. economy that long 1% in the second quarter, unchanged from our initial estimates. from post party sickness syndrome? there's a revolutionary cure. it's called cascade all-in-one actionpacs. and it's like adding the ultimate button to your dishwasher. because it has the power to pre-wash... dissolve... and rinse the whole mess away. so in the morning your dishes will feel like new again. and so will you. cascade complete all-in-one actionpacs. >>> okay. we've got the global up
of infections and deaths from the flu strain continues to grow. now, india is reporting its first h1n1-related deaths. the country of more than 1 billion people is steering -- fearing a possible surge in cases with its normal full season are arriving at the same time as asian monsoon season. >> in india, people offering prayer is, holding a fire ritual, asking for protection against the worldwide pandemic. this young boy says, "we want to eradicate this one slip from our country. we praise the almighty that no child or human gets affected by the swine flu." panic is spreading, too. those call center is you get when you fill your bank could be affected. contingency plans are being put in place in the event h1n1 cripple's back offices. india's most famous industry -- bollywood -- has already been hit. two movies have had to postpone shoots. the who nasa's ever caught in has reported cases of h1n1. the most recent report reports of a 10,000 deaths in the period over 98,000 cases in the americas. the who estimates that h1n1 could eventually affect 2 billion people across the globe. they say it is
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